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Posted by raymerjacque on April 22, 2014 at 6:45 PM

I saw we had 2 donations this month ... :)

 

 

 

When I started this Project I intended it to be a free project, in many ways i think i just wanted to contribute something back to the world, I have been involved in quite a bit of projects before this one, some where money was involved and i HATED it ! , and so when i started Makulu I intended it to ALWAYS be fully free and never expected to ever ask or demand or scam or find ways to make people pay, infact even the idea of donations button was quite upsetting... But everyone kept convincing me to do it and I buckled and I guess at first it just seemed to be something that sort of filled the awkward gap that was in the side bar, but i made sure it was near the bottom and not right on top.

 

 

 

However, I never considered the running costs of the project, never expected user-base to explode and climb the Distro rankings so quickly, in fact i did not ever think i would even get onto the rankings ...

 

 

 

In the end I see a few guys donated here and there, and I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you, the donations have GREATLY assisted in taking the load off my shoulders with the Repo server box and website costs.

 

 

 

So thank you to all who donated, it is Very much appreciated and I will keep doing what i am doing and make every release special :)

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8 Comments

Reply mojo
2:00 PM on April 23, 2014 
I will probably submit another donation because of a few good reasons.
1) You work hard to provide an operating environment I enjoy using and are working to make these distributions even more catered to us "MakuluLinux users" by making changes or addition we would like put in place.
2) If I were to purchase an operating system quite a bit more cash would leaving my possession.
3) I am a rebel!
Reply joejohnston3
1:17 AM on April 25, 2014 
You are an amazing person and have given us such a tremendous distro! I want to be able to help as much as possible and make sure that Makulu is around for many years to come. Thank you for all your hard work and tireless efforts.
Reply George Golden
9:17 PM on April 25, 2014 
Thanks for all your hard work. Don't feel bad about the donations, we should all chip in as we can to support the hard work.
Reply nicholas
9:51 AM on April 26, 2014 
to increase revenue, would you consider the Zorin model or zpanel premium support or kxstudio monthly model?
Reply raymerjacque
10:36 AM on April 26, 2014 
nicholas says...
to increase revenue, would you consider the Zorin model or zpanel premium support or kxstudio monthly model?


I don't think Linux should ever cost money, one of its main attractions is it being free and open source. Realistically I will get to a point where I will make this project my main focus and will have to come up with some plan to generate revenue so i can do it full time and make a living doing it, however the core OS must always stay free...

At the moment the few donations that do come in basically pay for the website, domain and repo server, so for time being i don't have those financial worries yet. But i can foresee myself having to come up with some sort of plan in the near future at the rate things are going, website already went down twice in the last month due to me over stepping bandwidth limitations, and i am already looking at ways to prevent that from happening again.

I am open to any suggestions or ideas, after-all this is a user-based distro and from my experience one thing users hate most is things being forced onto them, and what they hate even more is things being forced onto them that cost money ...

I'll sit and give it some thought over the next few months and see where it leads me, but as i said, i am always open to suggestions, after-all you gotta remember, if the plan is good and i get to a point where i do it full time, i can expand the team and development can grow at a faster rate. As long as the core principles that the distro is built on is protected and don't change !
Reply mojo
2:46 PM on April 26, 2014 
I have donated to several Linux guru's distributions over the years, but I do not believe I have donated to the same distro because of loving two different flavors!

So far your neck and neck with your spins of XFCE and Mate.

Keep the lights on Jacque!
Reply raymerjacque
1:12 PM on April 27, 2014 
mojo says...
I have donated to several Linux guru's distributions over the years, but I do not believe I have donated to the same distro because of loving two different flavors!

So far your neck and neck with your spins of XFCE and Mate.

Keep the lights on Jacque!


Much Appreciated Mojo, and ill keep the good stuff flowing :)
Reply heyimamonkeywritingtoo
12:00 AM on May 1, 2014 
Hey, let me write some
I think you, and the whole planet of us crazy monkeys, will be realizing the power inherent in donations so that you will not need to have other ways of income.. Only donations, which will grow as your distribution grows in awareness from the public and grows in itself with more good stuff and more opcions inside it.. You could launch a disc burning facility or make a connection with an establish organisation that burns discs and from that gather a small profit while making sure that a lot of people who doesnt know how to download, burn, boot and install new OSs will have the oportunity to get this great OS and try and thereby use it on their own compus.. Yeah, im still alive, so dont worry about the fight for freedom, INDEED -=WE=- ARE FIGHTING ;)
Oh, and please explain in more detail what is this bug? I had a bug that deleted the bottom left icon to enter the menu.. But I just added it again manually.. Maybe it was caused by me quitting the settings process when it was fuckin up for unknown reason.. Restart didnt give me back the icon and i KNOW that I did not delete it.. Afterwards when I added it, it has a little space to the left of it, but this works out perfect to be able to rightclick the bar.. Hope you understand my monkeyfriend! Cheers in WATER! Dont drink alcohol, its poison.. Smoke all the natural plants that you can.. Make tea from plants and inhale the vapors, its really really nice! I found out that we dont need to eat as we think.. But its hard getting inused to it.. Quitting a habit that you got LETTARALLY stuffed down your throut since you were popped out the vagina..
Sorry for writing so directly, but you all... sorry, we all, have to RElearn how amazing our language is and that we CAN USE IT!